LME:LEARN - Large Marine Ecosystems

The document library includes a wide array of outputs from projects (reports, presentations, case studies, terms of reference) as well as other content of interest to GEF International waters. Project managers and GEF International Waters staff are invited to give their feedback or submit case studies, ToRs, or other documentation to be included in the document library (info@iwlearn.org)

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Filter: Ecosystem-based Management
18 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Sea sick? Setting targets to assess ocean health and ecosystem services (2012)
The benefits provided by a healthy ocean are receiving increasing attention in policy and management spheres. A fundamental challenge with assessing ocean health and ecosystem services is that we lack a scientific framework for expressing ecosyste...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English The Ecosystem Approach in Maritime Spatial Planning (2017)
There is a lot of talk about the Ecosystem Approach, or as called in the EU-directives “an Ecosystem Based Approach”, in Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). Many have heard its name but few have actually seen it. And those who have cannot really be s...
10 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English BUILDING SITE BASED SCENARIOS: TOOLS AND APPROACHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION IN THE VALMER PROJECT
The way we make decisions relating to the coastal and marine environment has seen a gradual change over a number of years and the involvement of people and those affected by the decisions has become more prominent. One way of involving stakeholder...
03 Sep 2018 by eve - publication - English Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiver...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Sustainability, biomass yields, and health of coastal ecosystems: an ecological perspective (1994)
The sustainability, health and biomass ylelds of marine resources can be enhanced by the implementation of a more holistic and ecologically based strategy for assessing, monitoring, and managing coastal ecosystems than has been generally practice...
28 Aug 2018 by eve - presentation - English Regional Cooperation in Ecosystem-based Management in the Seas of East Asia: The Partnership Approach (2006)
PEMSEA has adopted the concept of ecosystem-based management for river basins, estuaries and coastal seas in the region through the application of integrated and adaptive management approaches in addressing pollution, loss of habitats and biodiver...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - publication - English Strengthening global governance of Large Marine Ecosystems by incorporating coastal management and Marine Protected Areas (2016)
After 20 years of programming GEF International Waters (IW) LME projects, it is time to assemble experiences and promote learning and capacity building among the projects in the LME portfolio. This review is focused on strengthening the multi-scal...
27 Aug 2018 by eve - manual - English Marine Spatial Planning: a step-by-step approach toward ecosystem-based management. IOC Manual and Guides no. 53 (2009)
During recent years, marine spatial planning (MSP) has been the focus of considerable interest throughout the world, particularly in heavily used marine areas. MSP offers countries an operational framework to maintain the value of their marine bio...
30 Apr 2018 by eve - outreach-material - English Strengthening the GEF Marine and Coastal portfolio - GEF LME:LEARN Services brochure
A key element of improved ocean governance is mainstreaming cooperation and coordination between Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs), Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) projects with ove...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication The Large Marine Ecosystem approach: Application of an integrated, modular strategy in projects supported by the Global Environment Facility (2014)
This paper describes the utility and application of a methodology for monitoring, assessing and managing Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) that has been applied in projects receiving financial assistance from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) ove...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Ecosystem-Based Management in the Arctic Ocean: A Multi-Level Spatial Approach (2008)
Ecosystem-based management (EBM) first requires the identification of spatial units capturing the ecosystem structure and functions. To this end, the Arctic Council has adopted the Large Marine Ecosystem (LME) framework. Ecosystem experts have ide...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Ecosystem Management and Its Application to Large Marine Ecosystems: Science, Law, and Politics (2004)
This article discusses the implications of ecosystem management and its application to large marine ecosystems (LMEs) from a scientific, legal, and political perspective. It explores the meaning of ecosystem management and its implications for int...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication From Coast to Coast CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF TRANSBOUNDARY MANAGEMENT OF OUR SHARED OCEANS
This publication highlights how the GEF has worked with partners to improve ocean governance by working across nations to promote ecosystem-based approaches to fisheries and other marine and coastal resources, protect coastal habitats from land ba...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services (2006)
Authors: Boris Worm, Edward B. Barbier, Nicola Beaumont, J. Emmett Duffy, Carl Folke, Benjamin S. Halpern, Jeremy B. C. Jackson, Heike K. Lotze, Fiorenza Micheli, Stephen R. Palumbi, Enric Sala, Kimberley A. Selkoe, John Human-dominated marine ec...
11 Sep 2017 by eve - publication An integrated approach for assessing the relative significance of human pressures and environmental forcing on the status of Large Marine Ecosystems
An ecosystem approach to the management of the marine environment has received considerable attention over recent years. However, there are few examples which demonstrate its practical implementation. Much of this relates to the history of existin...
08 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Patterns of interannual climate variability in large marine ecosystems (2014)
The purpose of this study is to investigate the vulnerability of the Brazilian andwestern African Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) to local and remote forcing, including the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) regime shift. The analyses are based on t...
07 Sep 2017 by eve - publication Planning and networking for ecosystem based management of large marine ecosystems (2016)
Since 1995, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has included support for advancing economically developing countries toward ecosystem based management (EBM) of the goods and services of Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs). The natural and social scie...
24 May 2017 by eve - publication A governance perspective on the large marine ecosystem approach (2009)
The large marine ecosystem (LME) concept and approach has had a global impact on marine ecosystem-based management. The LME approach provides a framework for assessing and monitoring LMEs and is based on five modules: productivity, fish and fisher...
24 May 2017 by eve - publication Planning and networking for ecosystem based management of large marine ecosystems (2015)
The LME modular approach promotes the integration of natural and social sciences to advance application of EBM practice in LMEs. The approach is fully compatible with the bottom-up planning as prescribed by the GEF for projects in support of GEF I...
23 May 2017 by eve - publication Database-driven models of the world's Large Marine Ecosystems (2009)
We present a new methodology for database-driven ecosystem model generation and apply the methodology to the world’s 66 currently defined Large Marine Ecosystems. The method relies on a large number of spatial and temporal databases, including Fis...

 

 

 

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